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Cassie Dole – Round-the-World Traveler

  1. When do you leave?
    August 2006

  2. How long do you plan to be away?
    1-2 Years

  3. How much have you saved?

  4. How old are you?

  5. Nationality

  6. Where do you live now?
    San Diego, USA

  7. Occupation

  8. Is this job one that you actually like, or are you only doing it to pay for the trip?
    It’s my career

  9. Have you traveled around the world before?

  10. What is the route you plan to take/places you plan to visit?
    Europe to Israel, Cairo, Capetown, India, China, Japan, South East Asia, Australia, NZ, Polynesia, South America

  11. Why did you decide to take this trip? What got you into this type of travel, and/or influenced you to go?
    Now is the time to go. I’m graduating in May. I’ve down two Semester’s at Sea, and now I want to backpack solo.

  12. What is your biggest fear about this trip?
    Missing my neices growing up.

  13. Are your family, friends, co-workers, etc., supportive of you? What is their opinion of your going around the world?
    So-so, many people are jealous, family thinks I’m ridiculous.

  14. How much planning and preparing have you done?
    Winged it a lot

  15. What are you packing? What do you consider your most indispensable item(s)?
    Passport, babypowder for hair, wetnaps, travel towel, sleep sheet

  16. How do you think your round-the-world trip will change your life? How do you think it will affect and change you as a person?
    I hope it will show me a new career path.

  17. If you had to sum up your thoughts/feelings about your round-the-world trip in one sentence, what would it be?
    Damn excited!

  18. Why do you think people should go on round-the-world trips? Why not just take a regular old one- or two-week vacation instead?
    To each their own, it is for certain people and not for others.

  19. What is the biggest myth that people have about round-the-world traveling?
    It’s too expensive.

  20. Why do you like to travel?
    To see the life of the world.

  21. What is your advice for people planning their own RTW trip?
    find locals to get to know.

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